Our Team

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Doris Chien-Yu Le Beouf

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Doris obtained her Master degree in Marriage & Family Therapy Counseling, with Multicultural Concentration from University of the West,  a program informed by Buddhist values. She has been working with individuals, toddlers, children, adolescents, and families, and couples from all walks of life with diverse cultural backgrounds. She is specialized in treating trauma, mood disorders, and problem behaviors in children through providing mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, positive parenting strategies, and other strength-based interventions with psychodynamic conceptualization. She strives to provide optimal care, support, and full access to life experiences to assisting clients in gaining insight, empowering and strengthening their mind, together not only to survive but to thrive and shine.

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Elizabeth Sanchez

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Elizabeth has a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Verne University, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from University of La Verne. Elizabeth has had experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and geriatrics from diverse backgrounds. Elizabeth is fluent is Spanish which has allowed her to provide Spanish speaking services to the Spanish speaking community. She started her private practice journey in 2015 but has worked in various settings such as school-based counseling, community mental health, inpatient/ Partial Hospitalization/ Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder treatment and currently works at Loma Linda’s Inpatient Behavioral Medicine Center. Elizabeth has guest lectured at the Bachelors and Masters level at The University of La Verne and Cal State Fullerton on topics of trauma and the journey towards licensure. Some of Elizabeth’s areas of interest included, but are not limited to, crisis management, trauma, abuse (physical/emotional/sexual/neglect), domestic violence, issues around acculturation, codependency, victims of crime, grief and loss, Depression, PTSD, and working with the Spanish speaking community. Elizabeth enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and families in addition to running numerous types of groups. Elizabeth has always taken a very holistic approach when working with her clients by connecting clients to case managers, support groups, faith-based services, community recreational centers, and doctors because she feels that it is important to care for the whole person and to see them as just that; a whole person not just a client; buy healing the mind, body, and soul. Elizabeth’s goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space where clients feel validated and supported while learning new ways of viewing life, finding their inner strength, and coping with their current struggles.

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Janet Ambriz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Janet has a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton. She has provided counseling services to children, teens, adults, and couples of culturally diverse populations. Janet has worked in various settings including homeless shelters, community centers, schools, foster care and community mental health. She enjoys working with teens, adults, families and couples. She has a passion for empowering families as a whole through her clients by developing coping skills to be able to manage mental health concerns in a mutually supportive environment. 

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Jennifer Taglieri

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Jennifer Taglieri is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  She brings with her years of entrepreneurial experience in the financial industry and she has worked for a high school district where she gained knowledge and experience of special education, IEP’s, and 504 plans. Jennifer is trained in EMDR and is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator.  She is fluent in Spanish.  Jennifer works with teens and adults as individuals, couples, families and groups.  In session, she emphasizes a safe and open therapeutic environment where she employs a positive, relational, strengths-based approach to therapy. Jennifer has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, as well as concerns with attention, focus, and motivation. Jennifer is passionate about mental wellness and the value of the therapeutic relationship.

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Juana Mercado

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Juana received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine before pursuing a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California. She has been working with children, teenagers and their families, in various capacities, for over 10 years. Juana specializes in play therapy, a model that uses the therapeutic powers of play to help clients resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development. Juana also serves on the board of the California Association for Play Therapy.

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Justine Short

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Justine has a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. Justine has had experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. She has worked in various settings such as school-based counseling, community mental health, foster care, and intensive outpatient/ partial hospitalization programs. Justine's experience includes, but is not limited to, working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family issues, life stressors, communication issues, trauma, and self-esteem.She enjoys working with teens, adults, families, and couples. Justine has a passion for assisting clients in finding their inner strength and coping with current struggles in order to make positive and lasting life changes.

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Katie Halma

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Katie provides therapy for adolescents and adults. Katie taught at a local elementary school for 6 years before becoming a therapist. She is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in English & Elementary Education. She received her Masters of Arts degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Hope International University in Fullerton, California. Prior to joining Serene Pathways, Katie worked at a community outreach center providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. In addition, she led a weekly support group for individuals struggling with depression and bipolar disorder. In 2016, Katie began working in private practice seeing clients. Katie believes that we all have the innate desire to be accepted, so she aims to provide a warm and caring environment where clients feel safe to be themselves. She weaves validation, insight, empathy and humor in her sessions. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and she takes from a variety of therapeutic styles to make the sessions client-focused.

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Lacey Witham

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 


As lead clinician at Serene Pathways Counseling, Lacey has enjoyed not only her work with clients but also the opportunity to support and empower fellow clinicians and staff to be the best mental health clinicians they can be. Lacey attended Cal Poly Pomona for both her undergraduate degree in psychology receiving a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2006.  She loved Cal poly so much she stayed for another two years and received a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family therapy, graduating in 2009.  Lacey obtained her clinical hours from a small community clinic where she worked with children, teens, and adults, who were seen in individual therapy, couples therapy and family therapy with a vast array of experience in differing cultural norms.  Lacey also worked for another small community based facility where she did school based therapy, which is where she developed her love for working with children and the experience of working with families to best help individual child needs.  Next Lacey moved to Private Practice and has loved it ever since.  She enjoys her work with children and teens as well as young adults, but has experience with most populations.  Lacey Loves her job and is so thankful to have been blessed to be part of such a wonderful organization.

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Laura Lim

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Laura provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Laura provides a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe space for individuals to express their concerns and thoughts. She believes that therapy can be a powerful tool for people to gain insight on life’s many challenges and to learn healthy ways of coping. Laura earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Children, Youth and Families from the University of Southern California. She obtained her Pupil Personnel Service Credential specializing in School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance. Having been trained in the school setting and public sector, Laura takes a collaborative approach in nature and often includes families in the treatment planning process, especially when working with children and adolescents. Her work and interdisciplinary practice with psychiatrists, physicians, educators, officers, and speech therapists has taught Laura that in order to address an individual’s mental health concerns, one has to look at the person as a “whole,” (body and mind) and their relationship with identified support systems and community. 

Laura uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, based on the individual’s need, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, play therapy, strength-based therapy, and family systems theory. It is essential for Laura to customize the therapeutic environment to meet the needs of each individual. To achieve this goal, she often incorporates art, multimedia tools, journaling, games, book recommendations and mindfulness techniques to ensure that the individual is able to fully benefit from each session, based on their needs and learning styles. 

Laura is a native Mandarin (Chinese) speaker and has worked extensively with culturally diverse clients. Her experiences include, but are not limited to, working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, parent-child conflicts, anger, trauma, victims of crime, peer relationships, grief and loss, family issues, communication issues, prenatal and postnatal issues, and life stressors. Her role as a therapist is to help individuals, couples and families achieve their goals, learn new coping skills to approach life challenges, and to guide individuals in gaining more self-understanding, confidence, control, and inner strength in order to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

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Marie Bonovitz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Marie Bonovitz  received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Human Development and Family Studies. She earned her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Marie's experience includes working with older adults, adults, and children in the medical (hospice and hospital), education, and private practice settings. Marie has worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family issues, as well as abuse and trauma. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Supervisor. Marie also holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Social Work.

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Pamela Parkinson

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Pamela has spent over a decade in Healthcare Administration which has given her a unique perspective in the importance of a holistic approach in an individual’s healing.  Pamela has provided counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples from diverse backgrounds.  Pamela’s experience includes, but is not limited to, working with the foster care system and department of mental health, individuals struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family issues, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss.  Pamela's desire is to create a safe and supportive environment to walk through life's challenges and encouraging each client to be the best version of themselves.

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Stuart A. Kaplowitz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Over the years, Stuart has managed and directed various clinical programs. Missing more of the hands-on work, he returned to private practice a decade ago.  "I love to see client's growth."  When someone comes in, struggling with  something they believe they cannot manage, he believes it is imperative to help them see they are not alone.  With insight, validation of their efforts and support, most of us can actually manage our struggles quite well.  Stuart's form of counseling can help issues like depression, anxiety, anger/irritability as well as with communication and enhancing relationships.

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Lucy Dang

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Lucy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She received her Masters degree in Social Work in 2005 from California State University Long Beach.  She has 20 years of social work experience across a variety of treatment settings including community based agencies, schools and medical facilities, with individuals and groups across the life span.  Prior to joining Serene Pathways, Lucy worked for over a decade as a Medical Social Worker providing therapeutic interventions to patients with chronic illness who were dealing with the challenges of everyday life compounded by the complexities of prolonged illness.  It was with this experience that she discovered her interest and impact in helping clients struggling with depression and anxiety and that which propelled her into clinical practice.  Her therapy style is client-centered and strengths-based as well as collaborative and experimental.  She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-education in her approach with clients. 


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Maria Gonzalez

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Maria received a Bachelor degree in Social Work from San Diego State University before pursuing a masters in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. She has worked in various settings; including community mental health, child protective services, inpatient medical facilities for crisis intervention. As well as outpatient medical facilities and specialized department such as rehabilitation hospital working with patients and families with a stroke diagnosis. Currently she is working with patients that have been given a cancer diagnosis and seeing them through their treatment. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family issues, life stressors and trauma. 

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” - Brene Brown

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Nicole Wynn

Operations and Administration Director


As the Operations and Administration Director, Nicole has been tasked with coordinating daily operational functions, improving business efficiency as well as streamlining several information systems, overseeing human resources requirements, and developing operating procedures and policies. Since starting with Serene Pathways Counseling she has assisted our organization in generating positive revenue growth, harmonizing operations, and enhancing our business model.

Serene Pathways Counseling

12598 Central Ave., Suite 205
Chino CA 91710

909-576-3889

 

Counseling services for you and your family

Providing therapy and marriage counseling in Chino and neighboring cities.